“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending,
he turned into a butterfly.” -- Proverb
Over and over again, I have found indigo children, as a collective, share not only a similar mindset but strengths, too. It is their intuition, compassion, sensitivity, moral compass, and creativity that come naturally. Said differently, they have an easier time connecting up (Source, Intuition) versus connecting down (Earth, task completion). They also need guidance on how to manage their energy and emotions, and make healthy friendships so that life works for them.
Indigos easily intuit life and navigate their world energetically. They have a natural time at the left side of the indigo success model, which deals with creativity, innovation, compassion, sensitivity, feelings, and private time. Indigos can come up with seven solutions to the Earth's energy problems all before noon but forget to write any of them down. So they need help to balance their natural creative side with the logical part of life – the part of their brain that can learn how to complete tasks, focus on projects, and bring ideas from the ethers down to earth. Indigos easily intuit life and navigate their world energetically.
Indigo Energy: Moving Us Along on the Path of Evolution
"For me, the most important thing in your life is to live your life with integrity and not to give in to peer pressure, to try to be something you're not. To live your life as an honest and compassionate person. To contribute in some way." -- Ellen DeGeneres
Our indigo kids' energy resonates with what Ellen suggests: They are deeply committed to be who they came here to be, and that is likely different from anything that has come before them. It may challenge us as parents, teachers, counselors, and adults, but it is our work to help them find their way in this world. Of course, I would be lying if I said it was always easy or without struggle...
Life is here for us to learn, grow, and become more of ourselves. It is this indigo energy that can move us along the path of evolution. They aren't only little light bearers, but they so deeply need our counsel in creating a world that works for them.
Embracing our indigos as who they are, and also unconditionally loving them, is the start to helping them become successful. I've worked with countless parents and adults solely on seeing their kids differently. Instead of referring to them as challenging and difficult children, we can “flip the script” and see them anew. Shifting how we see them changes the situation from a crisis to an opportunity. This is where the miracle can happen.
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Success Key: Seeing Sensitivity as a Strength
Seeing your children’s sensitivity as a strength is essential. They can intuit answers, develop deep and genuine relationships, access higher dimensions of consciousness, and feel great compassion for others. Albert Einstein said (according to the BBC’s Website), “Logic will take you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”
Being sensitive to your children can access their imagination, intuition, and innovativeness even to a deeper degree. Every great actor, artist, scientist, and scholar has gone beyond the regular level of sensitivity to be highly sensitive.
My first suggestion is really to see your children’s sensitivity as an asset. Some adults have told me they see sensitivity as a handicap, weakness, or problem. And if you are one of those people, I implore you to consider seeing it differently. Although I realize both personally and professionally life can be challenging (at times) when you are sensitive, the benefits far outweigh the costs.
Some gifts of your sensitive indigos include:
* Intuition. Indigos are exceedingly intuitive and can access their inner wisdom to navigate life situations. One of my indigo students, Erin, was able to take a math exam where she didn’t know the answers, but she said to me, “Moe, I just guessed and got everything correct.” It was her intuition at work.
* Creativity. Indigo energy is exceptionally creative, innovative, and solution oriented, seeing things others don’t. It is in their unique approach where they can solve problems whether they are at the personal, local, or global level. One of my indigo kids, Glenn, at age 6 organized how to hang the Christmas lights outside after his parents gave up thinking it wasn’t going to work. Amazing, really.
* Giftedness. Indigo children often have gifts in a certain area of life and don’t necessarily fit into the regular model of schooling. So beginning to “see” your children’s gifted nature without forcing them to be perfect is essential to their healthy development and nurturance of their talents. Jeff, a student of mine, at age 8 has already been in 20-plus television commercials although he’s got dyslexia.
Indigo Energy & Sensitivity: Contributing Something New to the World
Along with these benefits of being sensitive, your indigo children need to learn how to balance their need for solitude with the worldly need of working with others. So much of the “good stuff” in life occurs when we co-create, collaborate, and partner with others to bring something into the world that’s never been before.
Johnny Depp, an award-winning actor, has a great deal of indigo energy. His unique presentation, extraordinary talent, and deep sensitivity were his mark from an early age. Depp’s mom gave him his first guitar at age 12, and he began learning how to healthfully channel his energy. Although he continues with his love of music, he took up acting at Nicolas Cage’s suggestion and also learned to collaborate bringing to the big screen such characters like Captain Jack Sparrow.
So a key to indigo success is learning how to harness their intense energy and sensitivity to contribute something new to the world. This way it really can be an asset.
Reprinted, with permission of the publisher,
from The Energetic Keys to Indigo Kids © 2013 Maureen Dawn Healy.
Published by New Page Books a division of Career Press,
Pompton Plains, NJ. 800-227-3371. All rights reserved.
The Energetic Keys to Indigo Kids: Your Guide to Raising and Resonating With the New Children
by Maureen Dawn Healy.
This book is aimed at healers, stay-at-home moms, and parents who are struggling to understand the unique qualities of their indigo children. You will learn to see indigos from an energetic perspective -- how they think, how they make decisions, what they need, how they heal, and what triggers them the most -- as well as how to get them back on track, prevent meltdowns, and, ultimately, see them succeed.
About the Author
Maureen Dawn Healy is a spiritual teacher, energy worker, and counselor working with parents and children throughout the world. Her previous book, Growing Happy Kids, helps parents nurture a deeper type of confidence and, ultimately, happiness in their children. Maureen also writes a popular blog on Psychology Today's Website and for the PBS series This Emotional Life. She has appeared on ABC, NBC, and the CW, has written for numerous popular magazines, and can be heard on a wide variety of radio programs. Her Website is www.growinghappykids.com.